Walmart tries to make better savers out of the unbanked

Jul 7, 2017
A prepaid debit card program with a savings plan called the Vault links prizes to savings.
Latoya Roberts and her three children shop at a Walmart in a suburb outside of Pittsburgh.
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Amazon takes aim at the low-income shopper

Jun 6, 2017
Amazon announced a plan today that will make its Prime membership cheaper for people receiving government assistance. If you’re getting food stamps, say, Amazon will sell you Prime for about $5.99 a month. That’s less than the full-price monthly option of $10.99. Behind the move: Amazon, again, is going toe-to-toe with Walmart. Click the audio […]

Wal-Mart touts new jobs in 2017

Jan 17, 2017
The nation’s largest private employer is expanding in some areas, contracting in others.

Food prices are insanely cheap right now

Sep 28, 2016
Grocery prices are on track for the longest stretch of falling prices in 50 years.
A Wal-Mart employee stocks the produce shelves at a store in Miami, Florida.
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You know Aldi, now say 'hallo' to Lidl

Sep 20, 2016
A no-frills blockbuster German grocery chain, Lidl, is planning to expand in the US.
A Lidl store from Arcole, Italy.
Photo courtesy of Lidl would juice Wal-Mart's online sales

Aug 4, 2016
The deal's reportedly worth $3 billion, and it would position Wal-Mart to better take on Amazon.
A customer shops at a Wal-Mart October 14, 2006 in Beijing, China. 
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The days are numbered for price-matching

May 27, 2016
What's behind the move to end price-matching at Wal-Mart?
Wal-Mart is ending price-matching in 500 of its stores
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For public good, not for profit.

Domino's charged with wage theft in New York

May 24, 2016
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accuses Domino's of being a 'joint employer' with franchisees and responsibility for labor violations.
A Domino's Pizza in Miami, Florida, 2004.
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Groceries offer Wal-Mart a boost

May 19, 2016
As many retailers struggle, Wal-Mart has boosted earnings with walk-in groceries.
An employee restocks a shelf in the grocery section of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in 2005 in Troy, Ohio.
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Wal-Mart posts results, faces headwinds

Feb 18, 2016
Competition from online retailers weigh on the retailer; wage hikes add to costs.
Competition from online retailers and deep discounters weigh on Wal-Mart.
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